Any time a home goes through a renovation, the landscape must not be overlooked. Since technology advances at the same rate for interior and exterior products, it is essential to include landscape projects in an overall renovation budget.

There’s an old rule of thumb about investing 10 percent of the value of the home into the landscape. Estate properties, on the other hand, can be calculated as high as 20 percent, with the actual figure based on the potential listing price of the property after renovation (not the buyer’s price).

So when it comes to renovations, what are Steve’s top recommendations? Click here to find out and read Steve’s latest column at the Rancho Santa Fe Review.